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Yes, The Democratic National Committee Flat Out Lied In Claiming No Donor Financial Info Leaked

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You may recall, last month, that a hacker (who many have accused of working for the Russian government) got into the Democratic National Committee's computers and copied a ton of stuff. All of the emails that were obtained (a littleShow More Summary

Appeals Court Says DOJ Can Keep Its Evidence-Production Guidelines To Itself

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Judge Alex Kozinski pointed out the obvious in a Ninth Circuit Appeals Court decision: There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it. Brady evidence -- possibly exonerating evidence that prosecutors are required to turn over to the defense -- is far too frequently withheld and/or buried. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 07.22.16

13 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Are law firms being exploited by their clients to launder money? [Wall Street Journal] Richard McLaren is the law professor who laid the ground work for Russia potentially being banned from the Rio Olympics over a doping scandal. [New York Times] An analysis of the legal issues in the new Ghostbusters movie. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Claims Frontier Misused Millions In Federal Broadband Stimulus Funds

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you want to see what the U.S. broadband market really looks like, you should take a close look at West Virginia. Historically ranked close to dead last for broadband access and quality, the state has been a perfect example of what happens when you let the incumbent telecom monopoly incestuously fuse with state regulators and politicians. Show More Summary

Why You Should Discuss Litigation Financing With Clients

Your clients may not be aware of litigation finance, but you should be. And you should also be aware that handling litigation finance can be like trying to catch a falling knife. And if that's the case, then you're going to need to know how and why you should talk......

One Of The Most Important Jobs A President Has…

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Getting to appoint Supreme Court justices is a pretty big deal.

KickassTorrents Owner Indicted for IP Law Violations

The U.S. wants Artem Vaulin of KickassTorrents extradited from the Ukraine to American soil to face various charges related to his site's illegal distribution of more than $1 billion in media. According to CNN, the Ukrainian man, age 30, was arrested in Poland just days ago. The case is simply......

Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Patent Power

There's the lawyer -- and then there's the Silicon Valley patent lawyer. Looking through our archives, there seems to be a lack of pieces done on jobs for lawyers who managed to summon the will and dedication to pass the dreaded patent bar. So for this week, as part of......

Texas Voter ID Law Deemed Unconstitutional by 5th Circuit

The Fifth Circuit has just ruled that a Texas law requiring persons to produce a government-issued ID before casting their ballots is discriminatory and is in violation of the Voting Rights Act, according to Reuters. What is most surprising is that this circuit court is generally known to be one......

Should Employers Restrict Political Speech at Work?

Are you for Hillary or Trump? Yeesh, let's step back from that minefield for a moment and consider what it could do for company morale -- and stability. Many companies can be lax about what conduct should and should not be restricted within a workplace environment, including political speech. We......

Quebec tribunal orders comedian to pay C$42,000 over jokes

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

P.C. QC: The misnamed Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has fined comedian Mike Ward C$42,000 for joking about a disabled child singer. “The tribunal ordered Ward to pay Gabriel $25,000 in moral damages and $10,000 in punitive damages for a joke dating back to 2010. Show More Summary

Administration's One-Year Experimentation With Reining In Police Militarization Apparently Over

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The administration's brief flirtation with converting occupying forces back into police departments is apparently over. In the wake of the Ferguson protests, the administration announced its plan to rein in police departments which had been availing themselves of used military gear via the Defense Department's 1033 program. Show More Summary

FBI Blocking FOIA Requests With Aging IT, Lawsuit Alleges

An MIT researcher says the agency deliberately runs case searches through a decades-old system, knowing the searches will fail.    

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Writer in First Amendment Fight Over Bergdahl Tapes

Lawyers for "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal are urging the Department of Justice to refuse to cooperate with a military prosecutor's effort to obtain a copy of his recorded interviews with accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Half-Yearly Survey: Bet The Company

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Which law firms do you think really deserve top billing? Vote here.

Miami Police Story Is Probably False, Terrifying If True

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The story the cops want you to believe makes them sound worse than I actually believe them to be.

Texas Governor Latest To Ask For A 'Hate Crime' Law That Covers Attacks On Cops

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yet another politician can be added to the list of people who think police officers just don't have enough protections as is. Following in the footsteps of legislators in New Jersey and Minnesota -- along with Rep. Ken Buck (CO) -- Texas governor Greg Abbott has decided it's time to treat attacking officers as a "hate crime." Texas Gov. Show More Summary

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